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Vidal, Gore 1925-2012

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Lincoln : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

125 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 4,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln is a masterwork of historical fiction, in which Gore Vidal combines a comprehensive knowledge of Civil War America with 20th-century literary technique, probing the minds and motives of the men surrounding Abraham Lincoln, including personal secretary John Hay and scheming cabinet members William Seward and Salmon P. Chase, as well as his wife, Mary Todd
Burr : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

145 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 4,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the American political scene of the early 1800's, seen through the memoirs of Aaron Burr
Empire : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

91 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Sanford, a newspaper owner from Washington, D.C., struggles to gain power and respect in a male dominated industry
Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and other key figures who helped found the American Republic. Vidal's splendid and percipient prose animates key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation, and we come to know these men in ways we have not until now - their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy. Vidal brings them to life and illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they gave, and the institutions of government they fashioned. Above all, Inventing a Nation presents a powerful, compassionate, immensely moving portrait of George Washington, whose resolution, integrity, and intelligence rescued the fledgling Republic many times in its early days."--Jacket
Creation : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

84 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrus, a fifth century Persian, relates the story of his travels and encounters as an ambassador
Washington, D.C. : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

144 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in 16 languages and held by 2,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of the nation's capital from the New Deal through the McCarthy era, centering on a conservative Senator and his ambitious assistant, both of whom aspire to the Presidency
Julian : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

188 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional biography of the Fourth Century Roman Emperor, Julian the Apostate, who attempted to thwart Christianity
Hollywood : a novel of America in the 1920s by Gore Vidal( Book )

81 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1917, and President Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform America. Caroline Sanford, the alluring heroine of Empire, discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler. Just as Caroline must balance her two lives--West Coast movie star and East Coast newspaper publisher and senator's mistress--so too must America balance its two power centers: Hollywood and Washington
The golden age : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's American empire novels - a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War." "The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War Two and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to these events are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D.C., newspaper publisher turned Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and publisher of the independent intellectual journal The American Idea. They experience at first hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to bring a reluctant nation into World War Two, and later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decades-long twilight struggle against Communism - developments they regard with a marked skepticism, even though they end in an American global empire. The locus of these events is Washington, D.C., yet the Hollywood film industry and the cultural centers of New York also play significant parts. In addition to presidents, the actual characters who appear so vividly in the pages of The Golden Age include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Wilkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, Dawn Powell - and Gore Vidal himself."--Jacket
Kalki : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

84 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 13 languages and held by 2,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the ex GI posing as Kalki, an ancient Hindu deity, running an international drug ring or bringing about the destruction of the world?
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in English and German and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Gattaca, only the strong succeed and the strong are genetically pre-selected at birth. When one man dares to defy the system, he gets caught in a web of lies, corruption, and murder
United States : essays : 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vidal shares his views on American literature, the history of American politics and government, and 20th century popular culture
Collected stories by Tennessee Williams( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vengeance of Nitocris -- A lady's beaded bag -- Something by Tolstoi -- Big black: a Mississippi idyll -- The accent of a coming foot -- Twenty seven wagons full of cotton -- Sand -- Ten minute stop -- Gift of an apple -- The field of blue children -- In memory of an aristocrat -- The dark room -- The mysteries of the Joy Rio -- Portrait of a girl in glass -- The angel in the alcove -- Oriflamme -- The vine -- The malediction -- The important thing -- One arm -- The interval -- Tent worms -- Desire and the black masseur -- Something about him -- The yellow bird. The night of the iguana -- The poet -- Chronicle of a demise -- Rubio y Morena -- The resemblance between a violin case and a coffin -- Two on a party -- Three players of a summer game -- The coming of something to the Widow Holly -- Hard candy -- Man bring this up road -- The mattress by the tomato patch -- The kingdom of Earth -- "Grand"--Mama's old stucco house -- The knightly quest -- A recluse and his guest. Happy August the tenth -- The inventory at Fontana Bella -- Miss Coynte of Greene -- Sabbatha and solitude -- Completed -- Das wasser ist kalt -- Mother yaws -- The killer chicken and the closet queen
The Smithsonian Institution : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenaged scientist is recruited by the Smithsonian Institution to change history
Live from Golgotha by Gore Vidal( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy (later St. Timothy) is in his study in Thessalonika, where he is bishop of Macedonia. It is A.D. 96, and Timothy is under terrific pressure to record his version of the Sacred Story, since, far in the future, a cyberpunk (the Hacker) has been systematically destroying the tapes that describe the Good News, and Timothy's Gospel is the only one immune to the Hacker's deadly virus. Meanwhile, thanks to a breakthrough in computer software, an NBC crew is racing into the past to capture - live from the suburb of Golgotha - the Crucifixion, for a TV special guaranteed to boost the network's ratings in the fall sweeps. As a stream of visitors from twentieth-century America channel in to the first-century Holy Land - Mary Baker Eddy, Shirley MacLaine, Oral Roberts and family - Timothy struggles to complete his story. But is Timothy's text really Hacker-proof? And how will he deal with the truth about Jesus' eating disorder? Above all, will he get the anchor slot for the Big Show at Golgotha without representation by a major agency, like CAA 1,896 years in the future? Tune in
Duluth by Gore Vidal( Book )

75 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satiric look at the state of the union centers on a relocated Duluth and its assorted politicians, policemen and women, terrestrial and extraterrestrial aliens, Hispanics, feminists, mobsters, and other minorities
Why We Fight by Eugene Jarecki( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future
Matters of fact and of fiction : essays 1973-1976 by Gore Vidal( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen essays written between 1973 and 1976, dealing with fiction, politics, and the world in general
Messiah by Gore Vidal( Book )

114 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his long-time hiding-place in provincial Egypt, Eugene Luther tells the story of John Cave, a former Californian undertaker, his rise to power and the subsequent global impact of his new religion.--fantasticfiction.co.uk
Perpetual war for perpetual peace : how we got to be so hated by Gore Vidal( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federation of American Scientists has catalogued nearly two hundred incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. In these essays, whose centerpiece is a commentary on the events of September 11, 2001 (deemed too controversial to be published in the United States until now), the author challenges the comforting consensus following both September 11th and Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma city: these were simply the acts of "evil-doers."
 
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Lincoln : a novel
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Burr : a novelEmpire : a novelInventing a nation : Washington, Adams, JeffersonCreation : a novelWashington, D.C. : a novelJulian : a novelHollywood : a novel of America in the 1920sThe golden age : a novel
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controlled identityBox, Edgar, 1925-2012

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Box Edgar

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Box, Edgar 1925-2012

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Burger, Eric 1925-

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Cameron Kay 1925-2012

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Everard Katherine 1925-2012

Everard Katherine, pseud.

Fīdāl, Ġūr, 1925-2012

Gore Vidal

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Kay, Cameron

Kay, Cameron 1925-2012

Kay, Cameron, pseud.

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Vidal, Eugene Louis

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Vidalas Goras

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Γκορ Βιντάλ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Бокс Э.

Видал, Гор, 1925-

Гор Видал американский прозаик, публицист, драматург, эссеист

Гор Відал

Ґор Відал американський письменник та громадський діяч

גור וידאל שחקן אמריקאי

וידל, גור, 1925-2012

غور فيدال كاتب أمريكي

گور ودال

گور وڈال

گور ویدال

गोर विडाल

ਗੋਰ ਵਿਡਾਲ

ഗോർ വിഡാൽ

გორ ვიდალი

고어 비달

바이덜, 고어 1925-2012

비달, 고어 1925-2012

ヴィダール, ゴア

ゴア・ヴィダル

戈尔·维达尔

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